Swimming Pool Accident Lawyers in Round Rock
Swimming pools provide great opportunities for recreation, relaxation and exercise. And when pools are adequately supervised and are equipped with appropriate safety measures, swimmers can enjoy their time in the pool with little worry. In some cases though, pools are not properly supervised, equipped or maintained and can present a high risk for accidents.
Did you know that ten people die daily from drowning? Drowning ranks fifth in the leading cause of unintentional injury death in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And drowning is the second leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 – most in which happen in home swimming pool accidents. For every child that dies in a swimming pool accident, another five need emergency care for nonfatal submersion injuries. More than 50% of these victims must be hospitalized with injuries being predominantly severe brain damage due to the lack of oxygen suffered in the incident. Most surviving victims suffer long-term disabilities such as memory problems and learning disabilities which can lead to a permanent loss of basic functioning and vegetative states.
Factors that Contribute to Swimming Pool Accidents
There are many reasons that people are the victims of swimming pool accidents, but factors that increase the risk of swimming pool accidents include:
- Inability to swim or poor swimming ability
- Swimming alone
- Diving in to the shallow end of the pool
- Lack of barriers or broken gates
- Negligent supervision
- Suction entrapment due to faulty or no safety device
- Failure to wear life jackets
- Alcohol use
- Medical and seizure disorders
Zinda Law Group Can Help You
If your child or loved one has been involved in a swimming pool accident, you know the costs in terms of life and money. While we can't bring back the life of a loved one, we can help you secure the money that you need for appropriate medical treatment and long-term care. Someone else may be liable for the accident and there may be an insurance policy to cover accidents such as yours.
Medical costs of swimming pool accidents vary depending on the severity of injury and whether hospitalization is necessary. Costs can be thousands of dollars for even basic treatment with simple injuries, and severe submersion injuries can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Hospitalization and rehabilitation can be very costly, even with the best insurance plans, so you are going to need help to pay for your loved one's care. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group are committed to helping you recover the compensation that you need and that your loved one deserves. Call to speak with an attorney today and let us help you. (800) 863-5312